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Product Version: 7.3
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017

Overview

In Linux, NAKIVO Backup & Replication repositories are encrypted by means of the following two approaches:

  • The cryptsetup package encrypts an entire device, which can be used as any other device in the system.
  • The ecryptfs package provides encryption of folders.

Supported Systems

Ubuntu

When a backup repository is created on the Ubuntu machine, you can enable encryption for the backup repository. 
The cryptsetup approach will be used for devices and partitions. The file system of the encrypted device/partition will be transformed to ext4. 
At the same time, the ecryptfs approach will be used for encrypting folders.

RHEL

When a backup repository is created on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux machine, you can enable repository encryption, 
but only the cryptsetup approach will be used for encrypting the entire device or partition. 
The file system of encrypted device/partition will be transformed to ext4.

SLES

On the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 machine, only cryptsetup encryption approach is available.
It will transform the file system of an encrypted device/partition to xfs.

On the SLES 12 machine, both encryption approaches can be used when you enable encryption for the backup repository. 
The ecryptfs package will be used for encrypting folders and the cryptsetup package will be used for encrypting devices and partitions. 
The file system of a fully encrypted device or a partition will be transformed to xfs.

 

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